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Burnt out. Every holiday it gets harder to re-motivate myself to get back to form. Any others feel similarly?

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Thought I was the only one

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Understand. My wife is at McK and we're really trying to figure out the next steps.

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Actually I think an EM's life is much better if you work with partners who know you and trust you. However consulting overall is overrated and I'm moving on as well

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Preach

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Woosaw

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Indeed. Not just the burn out (I've had a great lifestyle -relatively- for the last year) but also the boring work

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These threads are always so affirming. Good to know we're not alone.

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Found that an associate life is much better than an EM's. Ready to leave consulting and move on..

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What are your next steps ?@mck

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